JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - A fun event with a bigger purpose happened Monday night at Renaissance Colony Park! Brain Injury Association of Mississippi hosted a celebration for the brain for the second year in a row! It’s called NogginFeast.
Twenty-four vendors from the metro area, a local band and volunteers all rolled up their sleeves to show their support.
One of those Volunteers was Ouida Watson.
“Events like this are so important because it helps so many people in need," said Watson. "These events would not be successful without the volunteers needed.”
Watson says volunteering with the Brain Injury Association is all about the people. And four years later, she hasn’t missed a single event. “It is quite rewarding to help in such a way. My favorite part is giving back!”
Lee Jenkins Moss is the Executive Director for the Brain Injury Association of MS. She says this event is all about helping those in the community who need it the most.
“The money that is raised tonight will go towards the Brain Injury Association of Mississippi so we can continue our programs for survivors, family members, and also do brain injury prevention," Moss said.
The organization has been helping people for 32 years, making it one of the oldest associations in the country.
“Ninety-seven percent of the money will stay in Mississippi. It goes to help our people!”
If you want to get involved to volunteer or donate, visit https://www.msbraininjury.org/